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Road works on Mount Dandenong route

Works to upgrade the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road are underway again and riders can expect periodic lane closures in Tremont and Sassafras for short periods.

The project will create ridable shoulders on uphill sections of road giving more space to riders and reducing friction with traffic where bikes are slow.

Activities ceased during the Christmas New-Year period but are now back in full swing as contractors aim for completion in March.

Watch out for workers in the following locations.

Tremont between Janiesleigh Road and Churchill Drive:
  • Placing the final surface layer of asphalt on the new road shoulder and adding new line marking.
  • Installing new drainage pits to help better manage the flow of stormwater.
  • Upgrading the two bus stops near Olivette Avenue with new bus shelters and pedestrian fencing
Sassafras/Ferny Creek between One Tree Hill Road and The Crescent:
  • Completing drainage improvements to better manage the flow of stormwater.
  • Completing the construction of a retaining wall near Sherbrooke Community School.
  • Starting asphalt resurfacing works to provide a new road shoulder and a smoother surface.
  • Starting the construction of cyclist rest areas near One Tree Hill Road and The Crescent.

Crews will be working between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday and on weekends if traffic conditions permit (i.e., low traffic volumes).

There will be no roadworks on public holidays.

See our earlier update on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road here. 

Tremont sealed shoulder provided image.

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